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Ecosystem Ecology Group

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

About the Group

The Ecosystem Ecology Group focuses on interactions among physical, chemical, and biological elements of riverine ecosystems that organize ecological behavior at local and regional scales. We are also interested in the effects of global change (land use, atmospheric deposition, emergent contaminants) on the structure and function of streams and rivers, and the need for more socio-ecological perspectives on conservation and restoration of running water ecosystems.

Ecosystem Ecology Staff

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Stephanie Bernasconi

Research Technician, Environmental Educator
Sara Damiano

Sara Damiano

Research Technician
Michael Gentile

Michael Gentile

Research Technician
Marc Peipoch, Ph.D.

Marc Peipoch, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Scientist

Ecosystem Ecology News

Algae That Is Beneficial … Until It Isn’t
Algae That Is Beneficial … Until It Isn’t
When a stream’s normal ecosystem is disturbed, the growth of a normally beneficial species can explode and cause problems ... Read More
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Getting Slimed: Scientists Investigate Biofilms in Streams Amidst Climate Change
Slippery, shiny, and available in varying shades of green, slime is the latest research interest of two Stroud Water Research Center scientists ... Read More
Meet Marc Peipoch, New Principal Investigator
Meet Marc Peipoch, New Principal Investigator
Peipoch's goal is to lead a productive, inclusive, and interdisciplinary research team: “In its very nature, the discipline of ecosystem ecology is a nexus for multiple perspectives and areas of expertise, which when put together can really tell us how ecosystems work and respond.” ... Read More